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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) | [Mindy Kaling]

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”
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Publisher's Summary

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.

©2011 Mindy Kaling (P)2011 Random House

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    MM 10-04-14
    MM 10-04-14

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Too soon. She's a bigger star to herself than us."
    What was most disappointing about Mindy Kaling’s story?

    I just don't think this lady has enough experience to write such a memoir. A lot of it was about funniest moments in comedy that she wanted to recount. This should be more of a podcast. She's no Tina Fey (yet?).


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    Samantha 10-02-14
    Samantha 10-02-14
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    "Loved it and have listened again and again!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) the most enjoyable?

    She keeps the listener engaged by varying up the style and content. Sometimes she is reading off a list with sassy asides; sometimes she is describing long stories; sometimes she is presenting more typical stand up comedy material.


    What did you like best about this story?

    She's hilarious, knew that going in, but she blows the reader away with a lot of personal stories that are quite relatable. I've bookmarked the section on best friend code of conduct and have played it for my friends...so spot on! Ridiculous stuff that I didn't expect like being a nanny for some rich family in the city, saying the wrong thing in professional situations, etc.,


    Which character – as performed by Mindy Kaling and Michael Schur – was your favorite?

    Mindy, duh! But I like the myriad of voices she employs when narrating dialogue by someone else.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole thing is such a pick me up that it is now my go-to when I'm feeling kind of low. Sometimes I fast forward to a random chapter and I am never disappointed with where it lands. I've enjoyed listening to some parts over again and catching new details. I'm not usually one to re-read books, and I've never bookmarked chapters in an audiobook before, but this book made me want to revisit her stories for some comic relief and insight.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend!!

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    Tasha McCoy 09-27-14
    Tasha McCoy 09-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hope Momma Got Paid - cuz this book was crazy good"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book; it was light hearted and hilarious. Everything I expected it to be and more. I'm also in my early 30s - very nice to hear her thoughts on men and know that I am not alone in my crazy dating experiences. Even better, it was great to hear someone say they still believe in and want a good old fashion relationship where people get married to someone who is a friend for life and grow old together! Sorta sad that that part was refreshing. Made me laugh a lot! :)

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    Chelsea 09-02-14
    Chelsea 09-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "She's the best friend every girl wishes she had..."
    Where does Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3, for sure!


    Any additional comments?

    The realness shared is amazing, and it's delivered in the most hilarious way possible. I love a girl who can make fun of herself!

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    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 08-28-14
    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2013

    Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.

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    "Cute but not hilarious"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Probably not. Some sections are funny , most is missed comedy. Mindy Kaling although fun on TV, does not come through in her own book. It's all somewhat flat!


    What other book might you compare Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) to and why?

    none


    What does Mindy Kaling and Michael Schur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    nothing, someone else should have read the book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    would not recommend

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    anita mucci 08-14-14
    anita mucci 08-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Witty and Intelligent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is funny and insightful. The fact that it is read by Mindy, makes the listener appreciate the content even more. One can feel a true connection to her writing.


    What other book might you compare Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) to and why?

    Bossy Pants by Tina Fey


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Glover summerville, sc, US 08-04-14
    Holly Glover summerville, sc, US 08-04-14

    I enjoy reading. I live in my car. I hope to laugh, think and reflect. Hoping audible helps me get there.

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    "Like talking with a non stop talking friend"
    What did you love best about Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)?

    It was so easy to listen to. Mindy was easy to listen to and her stories are entertaining.


    What about Mindy Kaling and Michael Schur ’s performance did you like?

    She is just so real..


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but I had to be a parent sometimes.


    Any additional comments?

    Mindy, if you read this, we should hang out.

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    Marion Marshall 07-28-14

    I love reading. For a long time, I snubbed audio books like so many others. How wrong and misguided I was.

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    "So fun"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Honest and relatable


    What about Mindy Kaling and Michael Schur ’s performance did you like?

    Great performance. It was like I was sitting next to her as she told me about her life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out loud while at work


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    Erica 06-16-14
    Erica 06-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    I enjoyed Mindy's funny personality, it was like listening to a friend tell me funny stories! If you're in the mood for a light, easy listen this book is for you.

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    Ken Pittsburgh, PA 06-03-14
    Ken Pittsburgh, PA 06-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I LOVE MINDY! THIS BOOK IS HILARIOUS!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this book! Mindy is a hoot. She is just like her character in The Mindy Project. You will be at the very least giggling every minute you listen. A real nice bonus is she narrates the book herself.


    What other book might you compare Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) to and why?

    Where Are You, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea! - Same humor (sometimes dry, dark, inappropriate, etc.).


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